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Why doesn't my Craftsman drill variable speed control work

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You need to replace the trigger unit to correcxt the problem.

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SOURCE: 1) No variable speed; 2) Grinding sound when using <high2speed>, although drill still works

starting with the variable speed the switch part # is 2607200457 and list for 47.58, the gearbox part # is 2606200930 and lists for 75.90 and lastly the motor part # is 2607022865 and lists for 75.90, the grinding could be the motor bearing going out or the magnets cracked, if you want to tackle this I suggest going to and on the left side towards the bottom type in your model number so you can look at a breakdown of this tool. Before I started spending that kind of money I would think about possibly replacing it. If I have helped you would you please rate my response accordingly and Thank you.

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SOURCE: DeWalt DW972 cordless drill has intermittent

have to replace whole trigger assembly.

worn brushes in the motor can also cause intermittent function, if you havent already checked those. i'd replace those first if they have never been replaced or look worn, broken, cracked, or if springs seem worn.

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SOURCE: Variable speed doesn't work on Milwaukee Magnum hammer drill

how new is the tool. Give me the serial number and I will come up with a solution, also what is the switch number you bought. Let me know.

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